Cardinals Pin 7-2 Landmark Setback on Gophers

Cardinals Pin 7-2 Landmark Setback on Gophers

Goucher's Wins Come at Sixth Singles, Second Doubles

April 9, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael Simon (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto) achieved the only win in singles play for Goucher in today's Landmark Conference match against Catholic, which the Cardinals won, 7-2.

Simon, competing at No. 6, defeated Catholic's Ian Pepek 6-4, 7-6 (3), and is now 5-0 at that spot in the Gophers' singles line-up this season.

The Cardinals (8-5, 4-1 Landmark) captured the remaining five singles matches in straight sets. At No. 1, Andrew Kracht turned back Michael Brooks (Old Westbury, NY/Solomon Schechter) 6-0, 6-1.

The Gophers (4-8, 2-3 Landmark) also earned a point during the doubles competition thanks to a win by Chris Covey (Exeter, NH/Exeter) and Francisco Barrera (Wheaton, MD/Wheaton) at No. 2. Covey and Barrera knocked off Michael Schinella and Pepek, 8-5.